LuAnne Cardi – Free Crochet Pattern

I designed the Luanne Cardi to be a fun transitional piece to take from these chilly winter days straight into the more sunshiny days of March and beyond.  

This pattern was originally designed as part of a 2019 blog hop.

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Before we get to the pattern, be sure to check out these other free patterns on the blog hop:

Canan Headband – Life & Yarn
Shamrock Bracelet – Divine Debris
​Crafty Rainbow Pillow – A Crafty Concept
The Pufftin Rainbow Rug – Crazy 4 Crochet Momma
Lucky Cozy – Evelyn and Peter
The Split-Back Cardi – Coco Crochet Lee
​Shamrock Kawaii Cuddler – 3amgracedesigns
​Lucky Rainbow Scarf – Hooked Up Crochet

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PATTERN:

Supplies & Info
Method  Crochet
Skill Level  Intermediate
Hooks  5.0 mm (US H)
Other  Yarn Needle
Yarn  Lion Brand Beautiful You or comparable weight 2 yarn, 1200 (1600, 1900) yards
Gauge  4” x 4” 15 st by 7 row of alternating tc and hdc rows
Notes   Ch 1 / ch 3 at end of row does not count as a stitch
This pattern is written for three sizes, XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)

Abbreviations
st   stitch
ch   chain 
hdc   half double crochet
dc   double crochet
tc   treble crochet
sp   space
2tog  work 2 sts together

Ch 107 (121, 135).

R​ ​1: Hdc in 2nd st from hook and each st across, ch 3, turn. 106 (120, 135) hdc

R​ ​2: Tc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 105 (120, 134) tc

​R​ ​3: Hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn. 105 (120, 134) hdc
Repeat rows 2 – 3 for a total of 38 (46, 54) rows. Ch 1 at the end of last row.

Edging:
R​ ​1: Sc 4, ch 6, *sc 7, ch 6*. Repeat from * to * across, until 4 st remain, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. 105 (120, 134) sc

​R​ 2: Sc 1, *sk 3, 14 dc in ch sp, sk 3, sc 1*. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 1, turn.

R​ 3: Sc2tog, *sc 6, ch 6, sc 6, sc 2 tog the last st of this shell with the first st of the next shell*, repeat from * to * across, ending by sc together the last 2 st. Ch 4, turn

R​ 4: Sk 5, dc 1, 14 dc in ch sp, *sk 2, dc2tog the next st and the st 3 sts before the next ch sp, 14 dc in ch sp*. Repeat from * to * across. Sk 2, dc the next st tog with a tc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.

R​ 5: Sc in each st across. Bind off and weave in ends.

Panel 1:
With right side facing up, join yarn in upper right corner.
R 1: Ch 2, and hdc  50 (57, 64). Ch 3, turn. 50 (57, 64)

R 2: Tc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 50 (57, 64) tc

R​ ​3: Hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn. 50 (57, 64) hdc
Repeat rows 2 – 3 for a total of 38 (46, 54) rows. Ch 1 at the end of last row.

Edging:
R​ ​1: Sc 4, ch 6, *sc 7, ch 6*. Repeat from * to * across, until 4 st remain, sc to end. Ch 1, turn. 50 (57, 64) sc

R​ 2: Sc 1, *sk 3, 14 dc in ch sp, sk 3, sc 1*. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 1, turn.

R​ 3: Sc2tog, *sc 6, ch 6, sc 6, sc 2 tog the last st of this shell with the first st of the next shell*, repeat from * to * across, ending by sc together the last 2 st. Ch 4, turn

R​ 4: Sk 5, dc 1, 14 dc in ch sp, *sk 2, dc2tog the next st and the st 3 sts before the next ch sp, 14 dc in ch sp*. Repeat from * to * across. Sk 2, dc the next st tog with a tc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.

​R​ 5: Sc in each st across. Bind off and weave in ends.

For Panel two, skip 6 (6, 6) sts on the top edge from the left of the first panel. Join yarn and work the second panel as you did the first.

Assembly:
Fold your piece so that the right sides are facing in. Line up the edges and seam together from the bottom edging to 7 (8, 9) inches from top. I like to hold my edges together with stitch markers as show below.

Sleeves:
Your st count for sleeves is not crucial, and may vary depending on your armhole depth from seaming.
Join yarn in bottom of armpit as shown below. Ch 1.

​R 1: Sc evenly around armhole, working 1 st into each hdc row and 3 st into each tc row. Join with slst to first st. Ch 1, turn.

R 2:  Hdc in each st around. Join with slst to first st.  Ch 3, turn.

R 3:  Tc in each st around. Join with slst to first st.  Ch 1, turn.

​R 4:  Hdc in each st around. Join with slst to first st. Bind off.
Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing:
With wrong side facing you, join yarn in bottom right inside corner and work one row of sc up the inside edge, across the neck space, and down the other side.
Space as you did with the sleeves, working 1 st in hdc rows and 3 sts in tc rows.
Bind off and weave in all ends.

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